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Yemen. By: Mr. Warner. History. People have lived on the land for thousands of years. Islam became the official religion in 628 A.D. Post WWI, Yemen became an independent country. A father stands with his family in Northern Yemen. Men in Yemen may have several wives. People.

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yemen

Yemen

By: Mr. Warner

history
History
  • People have lived on the land for thousands of years.
  • Islam became the official religion in 628 A.D.
  • Post WWI, Yemen became an independent country.
people
A father stands with his family in Northern Yemen. Men in Yemen may have several wives.People

This man is wearing a jambia. The jambia is a symbol of manhood that is worn under the belt. These are worn to traditional dances and weddings.

  • 23.8 million people.
  • 68% of the people live in rural areas.
  • The majority of the citizens are Arab.
    • Some small groups of African, Indian, or Pakistani descent.
  • Tribal Country
    • All native Yemenis belong to a tribe.
    • Tribes are based on regions.
government
This is a political party emblem (General People’s Congress). Many citizens cannot read, so symbols are very useful.Government
  • Multiparty democracy with an elected president.
  • Current president: Ali Abdallah Saleh
  • Legislative power
    • 301-seat House of Representatives
    • Shura Council (appointed by the president).
  • Sheiks (tribal leaders)
    • Have power to resolve disputes between villagers and keep peace.
    • As a result, law is undermined by tribal loyalties, a heavily armed populace, and distrust of the government.
economy
Economy
  • One of the poorest Arab nations.
  • Economic struggles have in turn caused poor health care and educational services.
  • Tourism is significantly reduced due to kidnappings.
  • Oil & natural gas are the most valuable natural resources.
  • Currency is called the “Yemeni rial”
    • 1 U.S. Dollar = 227 Yemeni Rial
education
Here is a school teacher and his students. Kids of different ages are in the same class and there are more boys than girls in school.Education
  • The Qur’an was the only thing taught before WWII.
  • Modern School System:
    • Primary school (6 years)
    • Intermediate school (3 years)
    • Secondary school (3 years)
  • Students who do not finish school usually become:
    • Laborers
    • Farmers
    • Factory workers
    • Shopkeepers
  • Literacy Rate:77% (Male), 41% (Female)
country development data
Country & Development Data
  • 203,849 square miles of land
  • Real GDP per capita: $2,335
  • Life Expectancy:
    • 61 (males)
    • 64 (females)
references
References
  • (Yemen Map) #729202. Clipart School Edition. Web. 26 May 2010.
  • (Yemen Outside) #34830383. Clipart School Edition. Web. 26 May 2010.
  • (Islam Symbol) #20794856. Clipart School Edition. Web. 26 May 2010.
  • (Oil Can) #1658994. Clipart School Edition. Web. 26 May 2010.
  • "Yemen." CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 26 May 2010.
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References
  • Man Wearing Jambia. 2004. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 26 May 2010.
  • Family. 2004. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 26 May 2010.
  • Political Party Emblem. 2004. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 26 May 2010.
  • Schoolteacher and His Pupils. 2004. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 26 May 2010.
  • "Flag of Yemen." Image. CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 26 May 2010.
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